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Private Snafu vs Malaria Mike


Published 1944


An amusing US-army sponsored instructional film (one of a series) aimed at military personnel. The film provides information about how easily malaria can be contracted without taking precautions it shows Snafu making a catalogue of errors such as not using repellent. At first the mosquito is thwarted in his endeavour to sting Snafu, then at the end the mosquito tells his son what he did in the war - Snafu's scalp is on the wall. Mel Blanc who also voiced Bugs Bunny provided the characterisation for Snafu. 1 segment.


Run time 0:04:52
Producer Wellcome Library
Production Company Produced by US Army Signal Corps distributed by Warner Bros Pictures. None of the key production personnel are credited onscreen. Key credits are producer Leon Schlesinger and supervising producer Dr Seuss (Theodore Geisel).
Sponsor Warner Bros
Audio/Visual sound, b&w

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